Griezman expects icy reception in Madrid

FC Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann admits he is expecting a icy reception when he makes his return to Wanda Metropolitano later this year to face Atletico Madrid.

The Frenchman completed a move to the Catalan giants earlier this month after Barcelona activated his €120 million buyout clause.

There is currently an transfer war going on between the Catalan giants and Atletico, with the latter claiming the full buyout clause was not met.

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Griezmann also didn't cover himself in glory after refusing to turn up for pre-season training before concluding a switch to the Camp Nou.

"I imagine it will be a bit difficult," Griezmann told Mundo Deportivo.

"But I understand it because he was also a very important player for them, although the love I have for the coach, my teammates and the fans is very great.

"As with Real Sociedad. They are the two clubs that gave me everything and made me a footballer, world champion. Everything."